For summer school you could have them design pirate flags. Every pirate
ship had a different flag, they weren't all skulls and crossbones; you can
find lots of examples. Have them design a unique flag of their own. They
can paint on fabric but make sure you iron some freezer paper (shiny side
down) to the back to make it stiff. When the paint is dry it can be torn
right off. You can provide home made stencils of some of the more commonly
used shapes (such as skulls) if you want. Later they can be stapled to
dowels or not. If you have extra time to kill, they can make scarves to
wear. I'm doing this project for a summer class myself.
> Subject: summer school ideas
> From: "Chris Lincoln" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 11:55:53 -0700
> X-Message-Number: 6
> Hi all,
> I am teaching an elementary summer school fiber arts class. Half my
> sign-ups are boys (2nd grade). I was planning on covering weaving,
> embroidery, knitting, macrame, and sewing. Do you have any
> suggestions that might especially appeal to my boys. They will work
> with most of the projects but I am trying to come up with a couple of
> beefed up ideas that they might really love.
> Thanks so much
> Chris in Woodland Hills, CA 2 more days to go!